Only one in three workers feel completely engaged in their jobs, and those who felt fully disengaged last year cost the American economy $416 billion in productivity, according to Gallup. Strong leaders can motivate their employees by fostering a culture of creativity, even if it means letting go of strict processes and hierarchies, Alaina Love writes. Reward employee successes, share your knowledge, encourage your employees to stretch beyond their comfort zones and figure out what motivates your best workers, she suggests.

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